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David McCallum's Wife Jill Ireland Married Him To Tease The Man She Really Loved, And David Knew About It

Date November 7, 2019 15:13

David McCallum became a fan favorite after playing Donald “Ducky” Mallard on the hit CBS show NCIS. McCallum’s character is often shown hard at work. In real life, McCallum isn’t just about work, he also makes time for his family. However, family life wasn’t so smooth for McCallum after he married his first wife, Jill Ireland.

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Jill married David when she was in love with another man

Although David and Jill had spent 11 years together and had 3 sons: biological ones Paul and Valentine, and one adopted son Paul, who died from an accidental drug overdose in 1989, the couple weren't indeed happy.

Their marriage ended in divorce after David's co-star Charles Bronson reportedly charmed Ireland away from him.

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Yet, it's wasn't the first time Jill chose another man following her emotions. She, in fact, married David when she was in love with another man and what is more interesting, David knew about it.

Michael Winner, the man Jill dated before she married David found out she was getting married from the newspaper.

"A short time later, the telephone rang. It was Jill. ‘Have you seen the newspapers?’ she asked. ‘What do you think?’

‘It’s ridiculous,’ I said. ‘You wanted to marry me three weeks ago.’

‘I know it is,’ said Jill. ‘I don’t love him. I still love you. But I told you I was going to get married, and I have.’"

The woman, who always wanted to be happy broke more than one heart in her life.

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David knowing about Jill's telephone calls after their wedding even thanked Michael for not meeting with her again.

She left David after 11 years of marriage

And even though Charles Bronson stole McCallum's ex-wife 11 years later, the NCIS star doesn't regret anything. However, he admits that it was hard to accept back then, especially for their 3 children, but all of this in the past now.

David McCallum's Wife Jill Ireland Married Him To Tease The Man She Really Loved, And David Knew About ItGetty Images / Ideal Image

Well, hopefully, all of them are happy now and don't regret the choices they made once. After all, happiness is the only thing that truly matters.

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